STA, 21 October 2018 - Slovenia's teen climbing sensation, Janja Garnbret, has secured the overall Climbing World Cup victory in the women's lead discipline for the third consecutive time.
Figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS) show that “consensual unions” – when a couple live together without a formal, legal relationship – are becoming ever more common, their number having increased by 7.1% since the start of 2015, a rise of 5,500. Consensual unions now represent 14.4% of all families in Slovenia, compared to just 2% in 1981, when such data was first collected.
Comparisons breed unhappiness, listicles are (often) lazy and the notion of “best” is rather strained (at…best), but in the interest of “total Slovenia” coverage we must report that the country has made it on to one of Lonely Planet’s four Best in Travel 2019 lists, which rank the “top 10” countries, cities, regions and best value.
STA, 22 October 2018 - A small municipality at the foot of the Karavanke mountain range is in for an interesting election race, as two mayoral candidates are ex-prisoners. Pavel Rupar will try to get back to Town Hall after more than a decade, while Duško Krupljanin is on trial for having attacked a police officer.
STA, 15 October 2018 - A Slovenian architect who moved to Argentina in 1924 has left an important mark on the city that currently hosts the Summer Youth Olympic Games. Viktor Sulčič is one of the designers of the La Bombonera football stadium in Buenos Aires and he also came up with the nickname for the home of the popular Boca Juniors club.